Due to impact of Saudel, the eighth storm to hit the East Sea this year, rainfalls of 50 - 150mm are likely in areas from Nghe An to Thua Thien - Hue, even over 200mm in some places, on October 25 and 26, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

At 1 p.m. of October 25, the storm’s center was about 160 km to the east of the area from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri, with wind speeds of up to 60 - 75 km per hour near the eye.

Soldiers cleaned up a primary school in Le Thuy district, the Central province of Quang Binh, on October 24 after floodwater receded.

In the next 24 hours, it will move westwards at about 15 - 20 km per hour and make landfall in the Ha Tinh - Quang Tri area before weakening into a tropical depression and then a low-pressure area.

At 1 p.m. of October 26, the center of this low-pressure area will be on Thailand’s territory, and the fastest wind speeds will be less than 40km per hour.

Meanwhile, Director of the forecasting center Mai Van Khiem said Molave is a strong storm that will move fast and may enter the East Sea on October 26.

From October 27 to 29, it is predicted to trigger downpours, with rainfalls of 200 - 350mm, in the central region, which has already been hit hard by floods recently.

Combined with the cold spell from the north, it may lead to prolonged rains in northern and central areas of this region, even more than 500 mm in Nghe An, Ha Tinh, and Quang Binh.

Khiem warned about very high risks of flash floods and landslides in mountainous areas there on the following days, recommending the localities keep a close watch on this storm’s development to gear up for it.

At 1 p.m. of October 25, the center of Molave was about 230 km to the east of the Philippines’ Central coast and had winds of up to 90 - 100 km per hour in its eye wall.

In the next 24 hours, it will move westwards at some 20 km per hour, enter the East Sea, and continue to intensify. At 1 p.m. of October 26, its eye will be on the central Philippines with the fastest winds of 100 - 115km per hour.

The storm will keep moving mainly westwards in the following 24 - 48 hours and to west-northwest between the next 48 and 72 hours.

At 1 p.m. of October 28, its center is expected to be on the sea area off the coast of the localities from Da Nang city to Phu Yen province. Its strongest winds at that time may be 100 - 135 km per hour, according to the forecasting center.

Source: VNA